Today, rather than featuring a recipe, I would love to feature one of my favourite food bloggers, Christy, from The Girl Who Ate Everything!
Christy has a fabulous blog at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/ where she regularly features her tried, tested, and true recipes. She also has an amazing recipe index where you can search for recipes by type including Appetizers, Main Dishes, and Desserts!
Christy impresses me with her ability to manage being a mom to 3 boys and a baby girl, cook delicious meals, and blogging so I got together with her to ask a few questions and find out how she does it!
What inspires you most to try/create/find new recipes? Most of my recipes are a result of my immediate craving. I just listen to my gut...hehe. Or if someone requests a certain type of food I try to find a really good recipe out there.
What made you decide to start a blog about your cooking? I was missing my family and realized that when I cooked our favorite family meals it felt like my sisters were in the kitchen with me. So I started a blog to organize my recipes!
How do you find the time to raise a family and cook quality meals, never mind blog about it? Great question. I think we all find time for the things we love. My priority is my family so if I ever feel like this blog is taking away from them, I take a step back. I believe in being in the moment so when I'm with my kids, I'm with my kids playing and having fun. I don't get on the computer until they are in bed asleep.
Are there ever times when you don't feel like cooking? What do you have for meals then? Absolutely. I cook everyday but Friday and Saturday. One day we take the kids to Chick Fil A or something like that and the other day is usually date night for us. Sometimes I pull an audible during the week and we order pizza but that's very rare. Dinner is when we connect and talk about the day. Although sometimes it's when we threaten our kids to eat their food and try to hear each other over the crying baby. Just keeping it real here. :)
What is your favourite style of food? I love casual party food. We have our fair share of get togethers so I love food that isn't fussy and that are crowd pleasers.
Do you have an ultimate favourite recipe or a particular go-to recipe? You can't make me pick one. Ahhh! You cannot lose with these Ham and Cheese Sliders. Adults and kids always go for 'em.
Oooh those all look sooo good! I’ve really been wanting to try the Ham & Cheese Sliders and might just have to fit them in on the weekend! I also love how Christy keeps it real with dinners at their table!
Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions Christy! And I’m sure all of you will be able to find something to overwhelm your taste buds on her blog!